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Adopting Senior Dogs: Why Their Love is Special

Puppies and young dogs love everyone. And who can resist their sloppy, friendly kisses and not love them in return? That’s one of the reasons most people decide to adopt a furry youngster from a shelter or rescue group. But what about senior dogs? Well if you adopt a senior dog, you’ll find they have […]

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Adopting a Pet from the Shelter During the Holidays

So you’re thinking about adopting a pet over the holidays and you’re wondering…is it a good idea or not? When I began my pet-centric career over a decade ago at the SPCA of Tampa Bay, we warned people about holiday pet adoption. After all, it’s already a hectic time with guests, house decorating, preparing food, […]

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4 Reasons to Adopt a Mutt on National Mutt Day

Did you know that today is National Mutt Day? It’s  a unique holiday because it’s celebrated twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd. The holiday was created to celebrate and save the mixed-breed dogs of the world, which make up the largest percentage of euthanized dogs in the United States due to over-breeding […]

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How to Become a Foster Mom (Or Dad!) For a Pet

Mother’s Day may be over, but it’s not too late to celebrate! What better way to show your appreciation for the mothers in your life than to become one – a pet mom that is! And don’t worry, guys – you can totally become pet dads, too. Adopting a pet into your home is a […]

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What is puppy and kitten season?

Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! So go out, adopt a shelter pet, and then come back and keep reading. Done? Good. The reason so many animals end up in shelters is because of stray dogs and cats breeding while out on the streets. This happens at certain times every year, which we […]

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Consider These 3 Things Before Getting a Second Dog

So you think you want to get a second dog? While the thought of another furry friend running around sounds like all smiles and rainbows, there are a few things to consider before jumping in and bringing home pup number two. Once you’ve considered these points and made a rational decision, then you’ll know you’re […]

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Celebrate National Puppy Day by Fostering!

It’s National Puppy Day! Tell your friends, tell your family, and most of all – pamper your puppy! Puppies fill our hearts with rainbows and sunshine, but did you know many of them go without proper care, nutrition and training due to the outstanding need for fostering? That’s right, most shelters need YOU to take […]

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Let’s Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog

February 16th marks the start of the Chinese New Year! This year is the Year of the Dog, which makes it extra special to us, of course. The Chinese zodiac follows a twelve-year cycle, which means the last Year of the Dog was in 2006 and the next won’t be until 2030. So while it’s […]

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Why You Need to Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

One of the first decisions pet parents have to make when they adopt a new puppy or kitty is whether to get them spayed or neutered. For some, it’s an easy decision; they want their pets fixed as soon as they’re old enough. Others are tempted to let their female pet have at least one […]

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Cool New Pet Tech Products from CES 2018 You’ll Want!

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) may be the greatest show on earth.  At this annual extravaganza, companies unveil exciting new technologies not only for people, but also for pets!  The show isn’t open to regular folks, but don’t worry; we have spies on the floor reporting back to us.  Here are some of the cool […]

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